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put (something) in(to) perspective

To clarify, appraise, or assess the true value, importance, or significance of something. Seeing the devastation caused by a natural disaster like that really puts our petty gripes and problems in perspective, doesn't it? You don't think it's that big a deal? Well, let me put it into perspective for you: each of us will get 10 years in prison if we're caught.
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get (something) in(to) perspective

To clarify, appraise, or assess the true value, importance, or significance of something. Seeing the devastation caused by a natural disaster like that really gets our petty gripes and problems in perspective, doesn't it? You don't think it's that big a deal? Well, let me get it into perspective for you: each of us will get 10 years in prison if we're caught.
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get (something) out of perspective

To distort or obscure the true value, importance, or significance of something. Leave it to anxiety to get a situation out of perspective.
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put (something) out of perspective

To distort or obscure the true value, importance, or significance of something. Leave it to anxiety to put a situation out of perspective.
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in perspective

1. Correctly depicting three-dimensional space on a flat surface, as in artwork. That box in the background of your painting doesn't look like it's in perspective to me.
2. With an awareness of something's true value, importance, or significance. Seeing the devastation caused by a natural disaster like that really puts our petty gripes and problems in perspective, doesn't it? You don't think it's that big a deal? Well, let me get it in perspective for you: each of us will get 10 years in prison if we're caught.
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perspective on (something)

A particular viewpoint about or way of considering something. It's important to bring onboard a diverse range of people at the start of any project so that you get a lot of varied perspectives on how best to tackle it. Having children of your own definitely gives you a new perspective on how hard it can be for parents to deal with kids throwing tantrums in public.
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from (one's) perspective

As one views or interprets a certain situation. Oh sure, from her perspective, I'm at fault—but I swear, I did nothing wrong!
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from my perspective

 and from where I stand; from my point of view; the way I see it
Fig. in my own opinion. Mary: What do you think of all this? Tom: From my perspective, it is just terrible. Bob: From my point of view, this looks like a very good deal. Bill: That's good for you. I stand to lose money on it. Alice: From where I stand, it appears that you're going to have to pay a lot of money to get this matter settled. Sue: I'll pay anything. I just want to get all this behind me.
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*in perspective

within a reasonable view or appraisal. (*Typically: be ~; get something ~; have something ~; put something [into] ~.) Let's try to keep everything in perspective. If we put the matter into perspective, I think we can discuss it reasonably.
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*perspective on something

a way of looking at a situation and determining what is important. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; gain ~; give someone ~.) The jury did not have a good perspective on the crime since some of the evidence had to be ignored. Studying history gives one a perspective on the past.
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in (or out of) perspective

1 (of a work of art) showing the right (or wrong) relationship between visible objects. 2 correctly (or incorrectly) regarded in terms of relative importance.
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get, put, etc. something in/out of perˈspective

be able/not be able to see or understand the relative importance of particular events, facts, etc: When you’re depressed, it’s very easy to get things out of perspective. Everything worries you.Let’s try and put your present problems in perspective, then you’ll see that things aren’t as bad as you think.
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The imagemaking technologies we grew up with would typically allow us to take a snapshot of any object--say, a cat--and print it out as a flat, photographic, perspectival picture.
Most philosophers and linguists who use the label "contextualism" use it to denote a view where perspectival information is handled on the level of content, and not by the circumstance of evaluation.
If Fish is correct, perspectival description of the visual field, whether of exterior landscapes or interior spaces, should be regarded with wariness by a reader hoping to learn to share the faithful mindset of a Christian on the way to redemption.
Almost needless to say, the perspectival use of 'anthropocentrism' (and 'non-anthropocentrism') adds to the confusion surrounding the centrism-terms.
As Harold Heie put it, "Scholarly work is perspectival when the research is influenced by the particular worldview beliefs of the scholar .
Kant's perspectival realism is further qualified by his schematism according to which the resemblance relations between objective reality and human cognition are no straightforward analogue mimesis.
Perspectival ideas were at the heart of Renaissance thought, culture and--most decisively--science.
Perspectival Thought has ah unusual structural organization.
In particular, we introduce the concepts of a microworld and perspectival exploration, in part, this addresses the deficiencies of earlier functional modelling methods, specifically allowing the integration of multiple functions and offering the possibility of exploring different functions during different phases of a product's lifecycle.
Unlike relativistic and perspectival approaches, truth is a matchup between thought and a mind-independent reality.
The influence of Donatello's perspectival innovations is evident to great effect in two powerful panels by Domenico Veneziano (nos.
As might be expected, Jacob Lothe's entry on repetition in Conrad's text also investigates Marlow's "narrative omniscience," although here it is apropos perspectival change, semantic density, and perspectival variation (102), as does Anne Luyat's essay on theories of the grotesque in Lord Jim, albeit through the pointed optic of John Ruskin's nineteen century art criticism.
Ryder describes the postmodernist points of view in terms of the contingent and perspectival nature of human inquiry.
Peter's mountain, which turned out not to be a toy house but a real house when he came face to face with it, one of many perspectival problems raised by the river and its mountains (8).
In response, Perry draws an analogy to cases of informative identity involving indexical and demonstrative perspectival concepts.